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good morning to you. it is 5:00 a.m. on wednesday, january 25. i'm natasha zouves. >> i'm reggie aqui. alongside meteorologist mike nicco and traffic reporter alexis smith. jessica castro has the day off, so mike, it's a cool one this morning. >> yes, it definitely is. much cooler up to 12 degrees cooler than it was this time yesterday and the fog is out there. thankfully right now it's not very widespread, especially compared to what we're going to be dealing with tomorrow morning so we have half a mile in petaluma, 3/4 in santa rosa and not much out in the central valley but that's all going to change tomorrow. here's a look from mount tamalpais. mid 30s to low 40s at 7:00. low 50s at
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with mostly sunny conditions and jacket weather during the evening hours. we still have lingering closures from all the rain and that includes highway 37. so they are pumping water off of the state route 37, 24 hours a day. but they are just really not many areas to put it so we still have that full closure between atherton and 101. we will have chp on the scene once again helping to traffic on atherton, i know that has been getting really congested. hang in there. we'll take a look at drive times coming up. self-driving ubers are back on the streets in san francisco. >> uber pulled autonomous cars last month after getting in a fight with the city and state over permits so how are able to allow self-driving ben g again? amy hollyfield live for us. explain, amy. >> reporter: hi, reggie. this is the warehouse at 4th and harrison where they store the
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self-driving cars. these fusions will be rolling out on the streets today with a twist. they will be manually driven. the self-driving option will not be used. they will be using them to map the city, a step many see as an indication that uber does plan to one day use the self-driving cars again. so, you will see the cars with all that equipment on the roof of the car starting today, but we want to let you know that they will have a driver. uber launched self-driving volvos last month but had to stop using them when city and state officials said uber needed a state permit. uber claimed it didn't need one because it had a driver in the car, but they did pull the cars from the streets. the dmv is okay with these fusions hitting the streets today, because they will be used for mapping the city and will have a driver. so don't be alarmed when you see them on the streets today. everyone is on board with what is happening. reporting live in san francisco, amy hollyfield, abc7 news.
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well, happening today, congresswoman jackie spear will be holding a town hall meeting to talk about the possible impact of the trump administration. the meeting is in response to the hundreds of constituents who contacted her office after the presidential election. it's being held from 4:00 to 5:00 at the little brown church in pacifica. this morning, president trump has tweeted that he will launch an investigation into voter fraud and that he'll announce a supreme court pick next month. next week, i should say. sources also tell abc news that mr. trump will most likely launch a crackdown on sanctuary cities this week. last night, san francisco supervisors set aside $1 million to pay the legal fees of undocumented residents, thereby strengthening the city's sanctuary status. president trump plans a busy day dealing with national security. >> reporter: president trump plans to crack down on immigration. abc news has learned that trump's executive actions will move to suspend immigration from many middle easter countries
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and he's also expected to direct funds for the construction of a wall along the southern u.s./mexico border. days into his presidency, mr. trump whipping out the pen again to sign a few different directives. >> donald trump has got to go. >> reporter: hours after approving the controversial keystone and dakota pipeline projects, protesters showed up outside the white house. but the president coming under fire for sticking with his comments that three to 5 million people voted illegally in the 2016 election. >> the president does believe that. i think he stated his concerns of voter fraud. >> reporter: but there's no proof and even elected republicans don't buy it. >> i've seen no evidence to that effect and i've made that very, very clear. >> reporter: as of now, the white house does not plan on investigating the alleged fraud. stephanie ramos, abc news washington. president trump also threatened to intervene if chicago does not stop a january surge in shootings. the president tweeted in part, if chicago doesn't fix the horrible carnage going on, i will send in the feds.
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chicago mayor has vocally opposed donald trump on immigration issues. world news tonight anchor david muir will do the first one-on-one interview with president trump. you will see excerpts from that interview all day today here on abc7. the woman who stole then-san francisco supervisor scott wiener's cell phone could be released from jail in about fife months. according to the congressional, lasonya wells struck a plea deal yesterday. she only agreed to return the phone to wiener in exchange for $200. the conviction for the 2015 robbery could have sent her to prison for life. public defender said wiener's prominence and wells' record could have escalated that charge. wiener says he's satisfied with that decision and he hopes wells gets her life back on track. we are learning more about this mystery. the married berkeley couple found dead inside their apartment along with their two cats. the cause of their deaths is still unknown.
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>> reporter: valerie and her husband roger were found dead in their apartment here on deacon street by a friend who went to check on her. police also found their two cats dead. fire and pg&e crews were called. carbon monoxide and radiation poisoning came back negative. police say there was no forced entry or signs of violence. >> everyone knew val to be a very generous and kind person, and very intelligent. >> reporter: to say the least, valerie graduated from m.i.t., got her masters in statistics and doctorate at uc berkeley. professor marty banks was her graduate adviser. >> she was the go-to person in the lab on any statistical problem. >> reporter: as for the possibility of the couple taking their own lives, this professor says maras was a rising star as a research scientist. >> val was on a roll. she was hiring people. she was mentoring graduate students over here.
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>> reporter: banks tells us they were a happy couple. roger also had a promising future. >> he was a very good programmer. m.i.t. educated like val is. and was working on video games. >> reporter: valerie was working in san francisco here at the smith kettle well eye research institute doing pioneering work in vision science. >> one finger, two hands, one hand, all these important questions about how to effectively communicate the hand. >> reporter: to help the blind? >> to help the blind. that was her primary focus. >> reporter: police are hoping autopsies on the two bodies will determine cause of death. vic lee, abc7 news. b.a.r.t.'s board of directors is going to have a busy day in berkeley. they're going to begin a two-day workshop that will cover changing fares, parking rules and feels and how to implement november's measure rr. that's the $3.5 billion spending
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bond. b.a.r.t. persuaded enough voters that their 40-year-old infrastructure is in critical condition that warranted the money. affordable housing on treasure island is one step closer to reality. according to, the san francisco board of supervisors voted unanimously to approve special financing districts. taxes generated from those districts will go towards funding the 2100 homes slated for low to mid income families. even with that move, though, there is still $130 million funding gap. the city of san francisco says a group home near alamo square is operating illegally. according to "the examiner," the home caters to millennials and the reason we're showing that video there is because they apparently keep a tally of weekly hugs. this is from their web page. the planning department says there are too many people living there. it issued a violation notice saying the home has to obtain the proper permit. the department says the millennial commune has three units and must be occupied by
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families with no more than three roomers or boorpders. san jose is officially the first bay area city to ban the communist vietnamese flag on their city flag poles. council members unanimously cast their vote last night. the debate pit two factions of the vietnamese community against one another. older generations who escaped communism and younger immigrants who say they identify with their country's national flag. >> i do not want our elders, those refugees who risked their lives to flee a country that was no longer theirs to feel pain when they visit a city agency. >> as it is raised during lunar new year, displayed in our temples and homes and communities, it is a reminder of our journey and the longing of our former country. >> city leaders just wanted to curb any possibility. san jose has 100,000 vietnamese-american residents. as an update to a story with we brought you earlier this week, members wanted to start meetings an hour earlier and set a midnight curfew. the goal was to make times more
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feasible for those who want to weigh in or hear the issues but have to get up to go to work the next day. our media partner reports members didn't even discuss the curfew at yesterday's session and instead agreed to start meeting an hour earlier at # p.m. so that is going to be the new start time and it begins in two weeks. how about we talk about freezing cold temperatures like in dublin and san ramon at 32. getting close in danville, pleasanton, and livermore, 33, we're 34 in brentwood. not bad in antioch, 38, walnut creek and lafayette, 37 and concord right now at about 39 degrees. we've also got mountain view, san jose, 38, look at hayward, 37 degrees, same as napa. 36 in novato. almost freezing cold in santa rosa plus the fog. watch out for black ice on elevated surfaces. 33 there. 42 in oakland, san francisco about 43 degrees. today, we'll hang out about 53 to 56 degrees. tomorrow, 52 to 57. and then about 54 to 59, even 60
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on friday. so you can see places like oakland where the average high is 59, we'll get there sunday, little bit warmer monday, dropping tuesday, and then cooler wednesday because tuesday and wednesday, another chance of rain rolls into the forecast. good morning, mike. and just getting reports of a new crash in san leandro. this is on the northbound side of 880 just before you get to marina boulevard and starting to see a little bit of yellow filling in. several vehicles involved. not quite sure the total count but they are heavily damaged and we have the three left lanes blocked. so, definitely going to follow up on that one. our slowest drive time, westbound 580, tracy to dublin, that is up to 38 minutes, but overall, that is much, much better than it was yesterday. and overall, mass transit looking great too. no b.a.r.t. delays, san francisco bay ferry looking good and ace 1 and 3 out on time this morning as well. next traffic update coming up. you have to see this video. a train crashes right into the trailer of a fedex truck.
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why officials say the warning arms never went down and the flashing lights never came on. and where are the most affordable places to live? california? according to one study, some are actually here in the bay area? >> where, though? we'll tell you. abc7 news now showing us a abc7 news now showing us a live look at the
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a train smashes right into a fedex truck and it's all caught on camera. >> the gate never came down, the flashing lights never turned on. >> reporter: in this morning's gma gifirst look, what put a trn and a truck on a collision course. this police officer backs up to avoid this sudden impact. a commuter train versus a fedex truck. >> they are viding the semi was split in half. >> reporter: the bells are off. it takes 30 seconds before they finally turn on. utah railroad authorities blame severe snow and ice for causing a power outage. the gates are programmed to come down but when railroad workers arrived to investigate, for some reason, the arms go back up. >> this is an unprecedented accident. >> reporter: an investigation is now understood way to figure out why the truck and train ended up on a collision course. and we'll have the latest on this frightening crash coming up
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at 7:00 a.m. with your gma first look, abc7 news denver. >> never seen anything like that. there is some good news this morning in the fight against cancer. cancer deaths dropped more than 20% nationwide between 1980 and 2014. there are some areas in the country where the numbers have not gone down. in fact, in some places, it's actually gotten worse. overall, cancer deaths were highest along the mississippi river and near the kentucky/west virginia border. the rate was lowest in utah and colorado. the study published in the journal of the american medical association. a texas judge is getting a lot of attention. do you see what's on her head there? yep. wearing that political symbol in court. so it all began when reddit posted a photo of judge eckhart wearing that punk or purple -- you recognize the shape of that certainly. it's associated with the women's march, another pro-women's groups. others questions whether a judge
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should be wearing any polarizing clothing. the travis county attorney's office notes it has not received any complaints about the judge. abc7 news has learned what san francisco's former interim police chief will be doing now. he's becoming an assistant chief in the department. tony chaplain will be assistant chief of operations which makes him second in command and in charge of many of the overall functions o. department. the new police chief, bill scott, was sworn in on monday. happening today, the university of california board of regents is meeting and one of the items on the agenda, an increase in the cost of tuition. it already costs $13,500 for tuition and fees. the regents could increase that by $336. non-residents now pay over $40,000 for tuition. an increase for them means they would have to cough up another $1,300. yikes. castro valley and alameda county leads the list of the healthiest real estate markets in california.
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ealthiest is defined by stability, fluidity, risk of loss, and affordability. in other words, financial health. benicia and solano county came in third. the list was part of a study by smart asset. alameda county's pleasant hill is fifth. market health is also determined by ease of sale and costs associated with ownership. both locals and tourists are going to have to follow a detour to reach san francisco's fort point for a few days. the tree fell and blocked long avenue, a road that connects four point to the rest o. presidio. you can get there by walking to it from the west bluff parking area. we are expecting an update today from local and federal officials about recovery efforts in pacifica. there's a lot to do. abc7 news was there as crews continue to clean up for the stormy weather. giant waves tossed lots of sand on to beach boulevard. crews used shovel loaders to put the sand back on the beach if they could. the city already declared a
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local state of emergency. let's take a look at what your weather has in store for you today with mike nicco. >> hi, everybody. just checking in with alexis to see if she's heard of any black ice yet because we have a half mile visibility in petaluma. that means there's a lot of moisture hanging in the air and the temperature is right at freezing so exposed surfaces off the ground where it's warmer, they're up in that air. it could be some black ice developing so be careful there on 101, mcdowell boulevard, even over towards skillman there. back here in san francisco, you can see a few passing clouds and some stars as we look from the slor toerm camera at pier 15. at sunglasses day. below average highs, though. freezing inland with more widespread fog tonight and a warming trend friday, saturday, sunday, monday before our next storm starts to arrive tuesday. here's a look at lake port, the cool spot, 51 today, oakland at 56, same thing at san jose, some of the warm spots. concord and livermore, san mateo and richmond at about 54, san
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francisco 53, palo alto 55, see how widespread the fog is tonight. temperatures flirting with freezing. here's automatically 7 day forecast. we're going to ring in the year of the rooster, the lunar new year with temperatures in the mid 50s to near 60 we'll keep warming into the low to mid 60s by monday and you can see cooling trend begins tuesday. we're looking pretty good on the road so far this morning with the exception of one spot. want to take you back to san leandro. new crash in about ten minutes ago. it's northbound 880 before marina boulevard, sounds like we have five vehicles involved, only minor injuries thankfully so hopefully this won't be a long-term blocking situation but we do have the three left lanes blocked and a quick check outside, we've got a lot of fog up in the north bay. right around golden gate bridge, i have not gotten any reports of fog in the central valley but it could form here this morning. hang on for just a moment.
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we have something special. >> this is our chance to recognize people in the community doing great things for others, so alexis, you met a man in oakland. >> yes, i sure did and that man's name is dwayne. he helps run this nonprofit in oakland, this is called dream catcher youth center and i got to spend the day with him. he was giving me a tour there. they're close to opening their new shelter next door. and these guys do extraordinary things for homeless and tlis dis placed youth. they provide beds, a warm meal, therapy, legal services, and he's been there for 16 years, so he is so dedicated. we are going to have that coming up at 4:00 this afternoon. and i talked to so many people that he works with and a lot of kids around the shelter, years later, they have youth who stayed with him, they come back looking for dwayne to tell him thank you, that you made such a difference in my life and now they're successful adults. >> changing lives. >> i can't wait for you guys to see this. >> we'll have to watch the story airing tonight at 4:00 p.m. airing tonight at 4:00 p.m. >> and i got a
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good right? yeah. lactaid. the milk that doesn't mess with you. welcome back. whether you're just joining us or heading out the door, these are the seven things you need to know before you go. number one, the u.s. coast guard says it will roll out more resources at daybreak in the search for a missing kayaker, that's kenneth maldonado. he vanished yesterday when he capsized near the dumbarton bridge while fishing with a friend. number two, it's understandable if you still have rain on the brain. but relax. we don't have a chance other than some sprinkles up in the north bay tomorrow until next tuesday and wednesday. we'll kind of focus in on the fog that's going to be developing the next couple of mornings. we'll talk about that. number three, we have a
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crash in san leandro and that is now a sig alert. five vehicles involved, the three left lanes are still block and had whenever they issue a sig alert, it's going to last least a half hour. we'll take a look at drive times. president trump is expected to sign executive orders today and they appear to be big ones. they include a temporary ban on most are refugees, suspension of visas from seven middle eastern african countries and security measures that may include a border wall with mexico. stunning video released overnight shows extremist gunmen storming a somali hotel. 12 people died. survivors hid under beds and jumped out of windows to escape. uber plans to put its self-driving cars back on san francisco streets today. only this time, they won't use a self-driving function. they'll have a driver and they say they'll be using these cars to improve its mapping system. uber ran into trouble with the city and state over permits when
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it launched self-driving cars last month. the publisher of george orwell's "1984" is racing to print more copies. the 68-year-old book is number one on the amazon charts right now thanks to donald trump and the rise of alternative facts, a phrase coined by the presidential adviser kelleyanne conway on sunday. some people in poland really want to show tom hanks how much they love him. it's all because of these photos the former oakland resident jokingly posted on twitter last year. that's hanks in hungary next to a fiat 126. i mention the car because the people in a southern polish town were blown away because those cars were made in their city back in the 1970s, so they got together and they bought one of the cars, they plan to ship it to hanks after they fix it up and paint it. >> do you know what his twitter handle is? >> i follow him but i can't remember what it is. >> it's @thanks. >> how clever. >> we're coming back with another full 90 minutes of news, including the changes being made
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at wells fargo now in the of the company's fake account scandal. and growing outrage this morning over president trump's decision to start work on controversial pipelines. controversial pipelines. plus a
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5:29 in the a.m. on this wednesday, january 25. i'm reggie aqui. >> halfway through the week. i'm natasha zouves. we have alexis smith tracking the roads. >> good morning. >> good morning. meteorologist mike nicco on hand. >> hi. >> jessica enjoying the day off and maybe we'll get some sun hien today. >> i think we'll get a lot. but this morning, still the big story, the fog out there, especially across the north bay and you can see some in the bottom right-hand side of your screen, creeping up from gilroy. notice on the right side of your screen out in the central valley, not much in the way of tule fog, especially compared to
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yesterday. that's going to change tonight but that's getting ahead of myself. that's the next weather hit. let's talk about what's going to happen today. 12-hour day planner, may be some freezing fog, 32 to 42 at 7:00. just for low, 50s at to mid 50s at 4:00 and low to upper 40s at 7:00. it will cool quickly once the sunsets. >> so far, i have not had anyone alert me to any icy conditions so that is good but you can see the foggy areas as mike pointed out on live doppler 7 and unfortunately we do have a sig alert. nob northbound 880, five-vehicle crash, just minor injuries but several of those vehicles are heavily damaged. so that is still blocking the three left lanes. you can take 14th, which is also state route 185 for an alternate, westbound 580 is still wide open there as well. so that backup starts around 238. we will take a closer look at drive times coming up. in the south bay, crews will start up the search again for a missing kayaker. >> the san jose man and his
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friend were fishing when his kayak started taking on water near the dumbarton bridge. abc7 news reporter matt keller live for us. >> reporter: good morning, reggie. this is one of the access points for rescuers who are going to be going out on the bay when the sun comes up. i just checked my abc7 news app. it shows that it's 37 degrees here in alviso. this is very, very cold here. it is very, very cold on the bay. time is a major factor in this search. the coast guard does have one small boat out in the bay and they are hoping for more resources when the sun comes up. now, take a look at the photo of the missing man. he is described as 32-year-old san jose resident kenneth maldonado. now this all happened around 4:30 yesterday afternoon when the menlo fire protection district got a call. two people were in the water near the dumbarton railroad trestle. menlo fire found one man on a raft last night. he said he looked back at
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maldonado, said he saw his vest and no sign of his friend. more than a dozen rescue boats and helicopters were sent out here. drones were also used to search the shoreline and an interesting quote from the fire chief. it's a big, lonely bay out there when it's dark. the survivability clock is ticking. we are throwing everything we can at this tragic incident and hoping for a positive outcome. more help coming at sunrise. reporting live in alviso, kmaet, ook 7 news. president trump is communicating this morning through his favorite medium, twitter, of course. and it's making some -- he's making some important announcements. the chief executive tweeted a short time ago he's going to be asking for a major investigation into voter fraud, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and those registered to vote who are dead. the nation may be strengthening voting procedures depending on the results. mr. trump said. the president also tweeted that he will be making his supreme
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court pick on tuesday of next week. scotus has consisted of eight justices since last february. president trump is also moving quickly on campaign promises and abc news has learned his crackdown on immigration could begin today. and that may start with an executive order temporarily banning refugees, also suspending visas to anyone from these seven middle eastern nations. all of the countries have muslim majorities and that is outraging bay area muslims. >> i did not anticipate that he's actually going to harm the immigrant community from these countries. >> because he targets a few countries today, nothing stops him from targeting other countries tomorrow. >> likely to come this week, a crackdown on sanctuary cities. last night, san francisco's supervisors strengthened the city's sanctuary status but agreeing to pay the legal fees of undocumented residents. growing outrage this morning at president trump's move to
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revive the controversial keystone and dakota access pipelines. protests were held in several major cities last night, including this one in l.a. climate activists are vowing to fight the stalled pipelines and bog the projects down in the courts. the u.s. is the world's largest oil consumer and relies heavily on imports. david muir is going to do the first one-on-one interview with president trump. you're going to so excerpts on abc7. there will be a one-hour primetime special at 10:00 p.m. still no answers for the family of an 18-year-old who crashed her car into fremont creek. the search for her will continue this morning. the family of jayda jenkins says they are not giving up hope. her submerged car was recovered from alameda creek along niles canyon road yesterday. sheriff's deputies did not find her body and said her seat belt was unfastened and her car windows were broken out. >> maybe she's in a hospital. i'm not sure but i'm holding out that we may find her.
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>> family members and law enforcement will take part in the morning search. jenkins disappeared on saturday after having an accident and driving her car into the creek. the man whose shooting by san francisco police was captured on body cams is due in court this morning. 42-year-old sean moore has a bail reduction hearing this morning. this happened moments before police shot him in a scuffle in early january. moore was hit in the stomach and the groin. the two officers suffered injuries. moore's family says he suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. he faces several charges, including assault on a police officer. prosecutors will not charge a san jose state water polo player accused of sexual assaulting two women. the women told police they were assault bid the male student in september. prosecutors now say they did not charge him because of conflicting statements. also a lack of corroborating evidence. the student could still face expulsion. the redwood city police department is going to hold a me
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hoirl service this week for one of its own. officer silva died of natural causes while on duty last week. the 57-year-old was found inside the police station unconscious and not breathing. fellow officers performed cpr before the paramedics arrived. silva passed away at the hospital. a memorial for the 18-year veteran will be held friday morning at 10:00 at the fox theater in redwood city and the community is invited. in the sierra, squaw valley is planning to reopen today after a member of its ski patrol was killed on the job. joe was killed yesterday after an explosive device used for avalanche control detonated. the sheriff's office is investigating his death. the resort says team members are deeply saddened and only made the decision to reopen today after speaking with ski patrol. leadership asked that they run the mountain in honor of their friend. and there's been an outpouring of support from this community. a go fund me account has raised more than $92,000 for funeral costs so far. if you'd like to donate, we have
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this link on our website, marin county board of supervisors declared a local emergency in the wake of our recent storms. according to the marin ij. this coupled with the state's declaration should qualify marin for federal assistance. the county has been hit hard by flooding and damage, including some substantial damage occurring along lucas valley road. san francisco based wells fargo is overhauling some of its sales practices in the wake of its fake account scandal. one would be to stop giving branches a heads up before corporate inspections. it's been suggested that it gave employees time to cover up improper practices by shredding documents, even forging signatures. the bank admits that employees created 2 million fake accounts without customers' knowledge in order to meet unrealistic sales goals. officials said that they're taking steps now to tighten security and improve their sales practices. wells fargo agreed to pay a $185 million fine for their wrong doing.
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let's talk about what's going on. look at that tree. we didn't have much wind yesterday but even just the slightest movement of ground, could have even been a small trembler we don't know about. fell over near a convenience store here in san francisco. unfortunately, we still have to be a little bit concerned with the saturated soil out there. let's talk about what's going on as far as our temperatures. you can see everybody is cooler from 2 degrees cooler in san francisco to nearly 9 in napa, novato, and santa rosa. oakland, the exception, 2 degrees warmer. look at this. getting frosty around menlo park or at least pretty close. 33. redwood city, 35, foster city, 37, san mateo, 39, everybody else in the mid 40s until you get to half moon bay. same temperature in hayward, san jose, 38, freezing cold in san ramon, 37 in napa and santa rosa close to freezing at 33. here are san mateo bridge about 37 degrees but at least it's dry. in fact, other than the foeg spots, for caution on the roadway, otherwise going to do
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pretty good, small waves on the water and if you're taking public transit, just dress warmly. emeryville is 37 degrees also under a mostly clear sky. temperatures in the 50s but notice by the time we get to friday, some 60s start showing up. that warming trend continues through the weekend. coming up in the accuweather 7 day forecast. here's alexis. >> looking forward to sunshine and 60s. right now, though, we do have a sig alert. this is on northbound 880. it's a five-car crash just before you get to marina boulevard. three left lanes blocked and they're calling for three tow trucks. fortunately, we only have minor injuries reported so that backup hasn't gotten too much longer, still slow from about 238. westbound 580, decent alternate as long as you are not driving a big rig this morning. bay bridge metering lights are on. so much better start for you today. yesterday we had that early crash and those metering lights switched on before 5:00. westbound 580, tracy to dublin,
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up to 49 minutes, westbound 4, 20 minutes and southbound 101, san rafael to san francisco, you're in the yellow as well. that's coming in at 18 minutes. we'll talk about mass transit next. coming up, the bay area dries out from a wet january, some cities are looking at how they can better handle flooding issues. in fact, some are already taking action. and the 49ers had one of their worst seasons on record. and now they're making a big change by not making a change to their ticket prices. and we are monitoring breaking news on the east coast. imagine waking up and looking out your front window to see -- out your front window to see -- >>
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it says 5:43 and look at this aerial view. you are looking at this giant sinkhole that has opened up in philadelphia. we're getting some new information here. this is right next to people's homes. it swallowed a white truck, a tree, two frant yards and we just heard from a neighbor who heard a weird noise overnight so he walked out to see what it could be. he didn't see anything in the dark so he went to bed and was obviously very surprised to wake up later and see that massive pit that opened up outside of his home. >> the neighbor didn't see that? it must be real dark in that neighborhood. okay. people in san anselmo are discussing plans to prevent flooding in their community. flood sirens have sounded twice this winter, most recently on january 10 when san anselmo
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creek overflowed chblt that prompted evacuations downtown so the town council is considering flood control plans, buying and demolishing downtown buildings built over the creek which block high water. >> it has a lot of concrete in the creek and it's low. so, it provides a pretty substantial obstacle to creek water. >> neighbors agree the town can't keep enduring flood fears with every storm. an $8 million grant is going to help pay for future flood prevention measures. antioch is seeing a drop in property crimes but violent crimes are on the rise. the number of aggravated assaults, burglaries, thefts, and auto thefts dropped from 2015 to last year. however, homicides, rapes, robberies, and arsons all went up. police chief allen released the findings during last night's
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city council meeting. a two-car crash in front of freedom high school in oakley sent seven people to the hospital. six of them students. a video from sky7 shows the crash scene which happened just after classes let out for the day yesterday. two people suffered significant injuries. they were taken to john muir medical center's trauma center. police are saying the driver of one of the cars just didn't see the other oncoming car. happening today, a group of oakland raiders fans will give their ideas on ways to keep the silver and black here in the bay area. during the season, fans held protests, they were showing their anger at the team moving to las vegas. this morning, the oakland coliseum economic impact and legal action committee will meet at everett and jones barbecue restaurant at jack london square. the meeting starts at 10:30. organizers promise to use any legal means possible to prevent the team from moving. good news for 49ers season ticketholders, you're not going to have to pay more for your seats. that's about all the good news i have for you but i guess you'll take it, right?
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the niners announced they have frozen season ticket prices for the next two years. when you are 2-14 and looking for your fourth coach in four years, i guess you need all the fans you can get. season tickets range from $850 to $3,750 and personal seat licenses and that entitles you to buy season tickets are between $2,000 to $80,000. the national park service says pier 31.5 in san francisco is its preferred choice for ferry service to alcatraz and other spots in the bay. the choice was released in an environmental impact statement yesterday. pier 31 1/2 is where the alcatraz ferry is now and the plan is to expand the pier, also build a second ramp to handle more visitors who want to see alcatraz as well as fort baker and go on sightseeing tours. city supervisors have already au approved a 30-year use for the pier. >> it is tomorrow, so the sun is
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going to come out. here's a look at live doppler 7. with the clouds overlaid on it. storm track is moving to our north and that's where the high clouds are going to be for the better part of today so grb those sunglasses. 35 in san jose, 101 and 880 but notice it's also dry. mostly sunny. calm and dry today. chilly tonight, fog more widespread for tomorrow's morning commute. and above average highs, we'll finally get some sunday, monday, and tuesday. here's look at today's temperatures. 53 in half moon bay, san francisco, san rafael, napa, cool spots, antioch, vallejo, and fairfield, san jose, and oakland, some of the warm spots. it's going to be a lot of fog, tule fog will start to blow from east to west across our neighborhoods plus temperatures are going to be near freezing just like this morning. so, we'll have to be careful for black ice. some of our warmest temperatures will be richmond, oakland, san francisco, and half moon bay at 42 degrees. look at our next system. this is 6:00 this morning. look how it gets close to us by midnight tonight and then just a
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wall comes up. and then watch this thing just bounce off that wall and retreat right back and fall apart. no rain out of this one. in fact, what it's going to do is keep our temperatures below average for tomorrow. and then we'll see a little bit of a warming trend and then as we usher in the year of the rooster this weekend, temperatures will hit the 60s by sunday and then a cooling trend tuesday out ahead of our next chance of rain, which is a week from today. hey, alexis, tell us about somebody's got a new nickname. >> yeah. remember sinkhole steve in oakland hills, southbound 13. just before you get to broadway terrace, well, this was poor sinkhole steve being worked on yesterday and now he is known as asphalt andy, all of this coming from chp oakland, by the way, they are getting creative but they got the work done yesterday afternoon so very happy to report all lanes are back open as is the eastbound 24 off ramp to southbound 13 so that's the good part of this report. the bad news is we have this sig alert on northbound 880 in san leandro, still have that what we thought was a five-car crash.
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now it's a seven-car crash. the only good news is we really haven't seen that backup grow significantly. i'm kind of surprised but down the to about 11 miles per hour, approaching slight delays there if you're coming up on 238 as well and one new problem, sounds like we've got a more minor collision if you're coming through sunol. that is blocking lane number 2 so some delays building there as well. we'll check on the bay bridge commute coming up next. all right, yikes, this is one of the worst things that could possibly happen while you're taking your driving test. look at this. a southern california woman got into a terrible accident during the test. police say she crashed into a pickup that ran through a yellow light. the truck then jumped the curb, went airborne, and smashed into other cars that were parked at this dmv parking lot. this in costa mesa. the truck driver was not hurt but the student driver and her instructor both complained of pain. thy were taken to the hospital to get checked out. police say they don't know if the student failed or passed her driving test.
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happening today, uc regents are going to get a look at a plan to provide acquisitituitio college for california students. most don't believe it's even possible because it would cost so much. but a coalition of faculty, students, and unions say it is possible as long as there's a new tax. >> half of california's families would pay $48 a year or less to restore free public higher education of high quality to everyone who wanted to go. >> under the proposal, families with high incomes would pay much more than that $48 minimum. new at 6:00, north bay commuters, do you think your commute is getting worse? you are right. and we're going to tell you exactly how many people are on the roads who weren't there before. but first, mark zuckerberg addresses rumors he's planning to run for president. what the facebook founder says he's focusing on the for the he's focusing on the for the future oomt plus amazon wants
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following breaking news at 5:53, this is going on in washington, d.c.. two climbers have scaled a giant construction crane. they're believed to be taking part in a large protest on the ground that's causing a lot of traffic problems around d.c. >> we have not heard exactly what they are protesting or what aspect. this is not far from the trump hotel there, though, and the old washington post building is where they're at. so we are hearing a news conference is expected shortly. we're going to monitor that and bring you any updates as information comes in. right now, we're going to tell you about amazon and their new offer for a subscription program for educational toys. it's called s.t.e.m. club. it costs about $20 a month. all the toys focus on science, technology, engineering and math
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or s.t.e.m. amazon says the toys are hand picked to ensure they are age appropriate and they'll get a new toy delivered every month. items include programmable robots, crystal kits, and chemistry sets. well, google says five teams are still in the running for the lunar x prize challenge. each of these five finalists has contracts to fund a launch to the moon before the end of the year. the teams come from different countries and one of them plans to launch off the coast of california. >> two, one. >> pretty stunning video from the team named synergy moon. it's an international group with headquarters in san francisco. doing a test flight of a rocket in the mojave desert there. the winning team will be the first one to launch to the moon, maneuver across the lunar surface and transmit high definition video and pictures back to earth. the grand prize is $20 million. some bright bay area kids got to see a special screening of an inspiring oscar contender. >> yep. abc7 news was at century theaters in milpitas where they
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saw the movie "hidden figures" yesterday. it's about three african-american women who helped get a man to the moon. lockheed martin hosted kids from jack and jill of america and breakthrough silicon valley. >> i really want to share with the young people that be proud of the things that you're going to learn and see in this movie. >> it teaches a lot about african-american women in the nasa and it just -- it gives me a lot of courage to do the things i want to do when i grow up. >> incredible message for those kids. well, "hidden figures" received three oscar nominations,including best picture. and a reminder you can watch the oscars life only on abc7, sunday, february 26. yeah, i think the consensus in the studio here is everybody loved that movie. here's a look at what's going on for the lunar new year in san francisco. we're going to have temperatures
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in the low 40s to mid 40s and then jump into the mid 50s and look at that sunshine. the big joke is that we have rain on the parade, parade's not for a couple more weeks. if you weren't following me on social media yesterday, maybe you didn't hear that we don't need anymore snow in the sierra, technically, because we're already at 108% for the entire year, which ends april 1. we're going to be freezing cold the next couple of days. a little bit closer to average saturday, our next chance of really some significant snow will be next wednesday. alexis? >> good morning, mike. and i want to take you back to the bay bridge toll plaza where we're hearing about reports of a crash in the car pool lane, not sure if it's on the left or right-hand side. judging by the camera, they're flying through so possibly by the left-hand side. trying to get more details to find out if that is a blocking situation. we also have the sig alert northbound 880. turns out a total of seven vehicles involved in that crash. that is still blocking the three left lanes. looks like a little backup forming on the southbound side
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as well. mark zuckerberg tells buzzfeed he is focused on his company and the philanthropic initiative he oversees with his wife. steklation on his running for president started after zuckerberg set off a 50-state listening tour but president zuckerberg is not something we're going to be saying any time in the near future. uber is bringing its self-driving cars back to san francisco, but there's a catch. a flag controversy in the south bay now solved. san jose city council members working into the night on a decision about which flags can fly over city property. fly over city property. plus erin andrews
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drivers in san francisco, get ready. uber's self-driving fleet will
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be back on the roads starting today with a big catch. good morning on this wednesday, january 25. i'm reggie aqui. >> it is friday eve eve and you are here, i am here, natasha zouves, we have meteorologist mike nicco. good morning. >>. >> alexis smith. >> good morning. >> jessica castro enjoying the day off. let's start with you, mike. >> okay. let's talk about fog, why don't we. yeah, it's out there and it's pretty thick and oh just bumped up from mile to 2 1/2 at our reporting station in petaluma which means quarter mile visibility is moving somewhere and the temperature right around freezing so we could have some black ice on some elevated surfaces and that's where the thickest fog is right now. keeping an eye on san jose because we do have fog developing around gilroy, not as widespread as it's going to be tomorrow. here's a look from sutro tower. we're going to wake up with a lot of sunshine, little bit hazy because of the moisture in the air. low 50s at noon, mid 50s at 4:00 but back in the 40s by 7:00. almost a typical day for january.


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